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HTML | selected Attribute
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 22 Jul, 2019

The selected attribute in HTML is used to specify which option should be by default selected when the page loads. This is a boolean attribute. The option that is having the selected attribute will be displayed by default.


<option selected>value</option>

Note: This attribute can be used only on <option> element.

Example: Below HTML program to illustrate selected Attribute

<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>HTML selected Attribute</title>
    <body style = "text-align: center;">
        <h1 style = "color: green;">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>HTML selected Attribute</h2>
        <!-- List of Options -->
            <option value="merge">Merge Sort</option>
            <option value="bubble">Bubble Sort</option>
            <option value="insertion">Insertion Sort</option>
            <!-- Option element with seletcted attribute -->
            <option value="quick" selected>Quick Sort</option>


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by selected attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari


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